The Daily Stirrer had learned that highest-paid public sector employee last year was the outgoing head of one of the country’s smallest district councils.
54 year old Phil Dolan trousered £569,000 of taxpayers’ money in salary, pension and redundancy payments after accepting a gloden nandshake deal to leave his post as chief executive of South Somerset district council. He is now working as a freelance consultant for other local authorities.
According to our information two more executives at the tiny council also figured in the top public sector fat cat’s list receiving more than £300,000 each in salary, pension and severance payments last year.
It means every resident of the district paid the equivalent of £7 in council tax last year just to fund the three men’s emoluments. This sort of revelation puts into perspective the leftie’s wailing and gnashing of teeth about how the coalition’s spending cuts. No government gets it all righ all the time and the cuts, that are urgent and necessary if the economy is to avoid being drowned in a flood of public secor debt, will no doubt create some injustices.
But if on balance they squeeze out the people in the public secor who have made lucrative careers out of building bureaucratic empires and fleecing the taxpayers then overall they will do us all a favour.
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